Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | Pathologists' Assistant Program | Application Requirements
Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
Two semesters of biology (with lab preferred)
One semester of mathematics (statistics recommended)
One semester of English composition
General chemistry (with lab preferred)
Organic chemistry (with lab preferred)
Applicants must complete the necessary prerequisites for matriculation within 10 years of their application submission date. Each required prerequisite course needs to meet the minimum semester hours listed above, receive a final grade of a “C” or better, and must be taken at an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s educational capabilities, work ethic, and professionalism. These must be signed by the writer on appropriate letterhead.
Evidence of exposure to anatomic pathology is required. Shadowing or work experience is highly recommended.
Letter of Intent/Personal Essay outlining the applicant’s academic and professional goals (minimum 500 words)
Shadowing and/or Work Experience Essay outlining the applicant’s experience in anatomic pathology (minimum 350 words)
Grade Point Average
A minimum overall and science grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended prior to matriculation into the program.
Official transcripts from each college, university, and community college previously or currently attended are required.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
A resume or curriculum vitae is required.
A personal interview with faculty members is required.
If your cumulative GPA is < 3.0 you must submit GRE scores from within the last three years